Chanderpaul Slams 147 in US

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

At a time when the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) seems to have terminated the ser­vices of veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul from One-Day cricket, the left-hander is proving that there still is a lot of runs left in his bat as he spanked a belligerent, unbeaten 147 in the United States last week­end.

The 36-year-old former West Indies captain blast­ed 18 fours and six tower­ing sixes from just 68 de­liveries to power Sarasota International Cricket Club (SICC) to a commanding 275-3 from the allotment of 30 overs. Ryan Ramnarine picked up 2-55 for Everest XI, who were dismissed for 182. Steven Taylor’s 113 was in vain, while Ramnarine supported with 17. Bowling for SICC, Clinton Goodchild picked up 3-39.

After his entertainment and heroics with the bat, Chanderpaul, the former world number one ranked Test batsman spent quality time with the large crowd, signing autographs and pos­ing for a few pictures.